July 2019

Starting today, July 20, the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and extending over the next two weeks, stop by the Portola Valley Library for a Moon Landing-themed edition of the library’s Summer Scavenger Hunts. Track down clues and get a prize!

The library is open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm Mondays through Friday and from 11:00 am to 5:00 on Saturdays. Closed Sundays.

Of note: To mark the 50th anniversary of this first Moon landing, the U.S. Postal Service issued two forever stamps (pictured) to celebrate this historic moment. One stamp features Armstrong’s iconic photograph of Aldrin in his spacesuit on the surface of the Moon. The other stamp, a photograph of the moon taken in 2010 by Gregory H. Revera from his home in Madison, Alabama, shows the landing site of the lunar module, Eagle, in the Sea of Tranquility. The site is indicated on the stamp by a dot.

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Jack Mosbacher brings two musical styles to Menlo Summerfest on Saturday

Jack Mosbacher, who was raised in Woodside and attended Menlo School and Stanford, is the first to admit he loves “a lot of different kinds of music.” “To me, music is what emotions sound like.” he said. “I make music because it makes me feel good to bring joy to people.” He’ll be at Menlo […]

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Listen to music and more from the Land Down Under on July 20 at the Menlo Park Library

Musician William Thoren of Didgeridoo Down Under will take you on a musical journey to Australia and beyond, as he plays an assortment of didgeridoos and percussion instruments. You’ll be hearing a modern style, mixing fast-paced rhythms with relaxing soundscapes and organic sound effects. William Thoren has been making and playing didgeridoos for more than […]

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Maria Fadiman returns to her roots with a story telling performance

Maria Fadiman is returning to her Menlo Park roots in a story telling performance set for August 3. “It’s about about my experience of being a National Geographic Explorer, researching around the world and being a self-proclaimed cool tough person! “Then I was diagnosed with an auto-immune disorder (reaction to mold) and my world collapsed around […]

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Next SLAC free public tour is Friday, July 19 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm

SLAC public tours last approximately 90 minutes and generally include a visit to the 2-mile-long linear accelerator building and one other SLAC facility (depending on site availability). The tour meets at 12:45 p., at the orientation theater in Building 53, located across from the main SLAC entrance (2575 Sand Hill Rd.). Please bring a valid […]

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How 100 year plus of Sunset magazines and books was saved from the dumpster

For long-time Menlo Park residents who remember the years that Sunset Publishing was very much part of our community, we recommend an interesting article in this month’s Stanford magazine about how staff members managed to save the archive of magazines and books following the sale of the buildings on Willow Road. Author Michael Shapiro sets […]

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Menlo Park teen plays lead role in Peninsula Youth Theatre’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Kicking off its summer season of Broadway musicals, Peninsula Youth Theatre (PYT) presents the acclaimed film-turned musical comedy, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Menlo Park-based 10th grader Ria Cuellar-Koh (pictured left, above)  is playing the lead comedic role in this funny and irreverent production that is playing at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts July […]

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Register for Tour de Menlo taking place on Aug. 17

Make plans to ride Tour de Menlo on August 17, which offers three Peninsula routes for cyclists of all abilities, along with good weather, great food, and plenty of SAG support for those who need it. Registration is available online. Riders have their choice of 35-, 46- and 65-mile routes, all well-marked and beginning at […]

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Marty Tenenbaum’s Cancer Commons provides help from a patient’s perspective

Marty Tenebaum walked out of the Menlo Medical Clinic dazed. He’d just been diagnosed with metastatic melanoma and given just months to live. That was in 1998. In his search for medical treatment options, the doctors he consulted had different advice, but all agreed his condition was dire. “I got into a clinical trial,” the […]

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Bladesmith Sam Farnworth is contestant on Forged in Fire this Wednesday

Sam Farnworth is appearing as a contestant on Forged in Fire, airing Wednesday, July 17, on the History Channel at 6:00 pm (PDT). The show features world-class bladesmiths competing against each other. Sam, who was home schooled in Menlo Park and now lives in the Pacific Northwest, took a  class when he was 13 years old […]

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Menlo Summer Fest takes place July 20-21

Returning on  July 20-21, Menlo Summer Fest, brings two days of fun in the sun from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm both days. The lineup features: Live music on the Facebook Community Music Stage the Hopsland Craft Beer Tent Cornhole Corner and food trucks in Fremont Park\ the pulsating FUNISTA Tropical Beats DJ Tiki Lounge […]

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